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Visiting the Columbia Memorial Space Center

When I was kid watching Nickelodeon I would constantly see the same commercial for space camp. Although I never harbored dreams of becoming an astronaut space camp looked awfully cool. Who doesn’t want to build rockets, wear space suits and eat astronaut ice cream? I never […]

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A Most Unusual Christmas Event with Charles Phoenix

Several years ago I heard about a local entertainer who collected vintage slides and put on comedic shows featuring them. It sounded like a lot of fun so my friends and I attended the Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show and I was instantly smitten. His […]

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Dining at Benihana Downey

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. When I turned 17, my family celebrated my birthday at Benihana. Ordinarily, we celebrated at home with a favorite dinner, but that year we did something special and headed to the famed […]

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Touring LA’s Fast Food History

The standard joke is that all Californians are health food nuts. I remember reading the Baby Sitter’s Club when I was a kid and finding out my favorite character, Dawn, never ate junk food. All the other babysitters figured it was because she was from […]

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SoCal Events November 1-8

Happy Halloween! I hope your trick or treating yielded lots of chocolate and very few raisins. And while you’re digging into your pile of goodies don’t forget November is just around the corner. Literally. It’s tomorrow. But no fear. I’ve got you covered with a […]

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In Which I Suggest a Vist to a Fast Food Restaurant – Visiting the Oldest Standing McDonald’s

Yup, you heard right. I’ma gonna recommend a visit to a fast food restaurant. And not any one at that. This happens to be a branch of the biggest fast food empire of them all. Yes, I am suggesting you visit McDonald’s. Now, before you […]

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